Marta Goldsmith is the Director of the Form-Based Codes Institute where she oversees all programming, including technical assistance, educational offerings, and the Driehaus Award for Form Based Codes. Prior to joining Smart Growth America, Marta was Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at LRG, Inc., a public affairs and nonprofit management firm. She has served as Senior Adviser to the Commissioner of the Public Buildings Service, GSA and Chief Operating Officer of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), a global NGO that advises cities in emerging economies on sustainable transport and urban development projects.
Prior to her tenure at ITDP, Marta worked at the Urban Land Institute, where she was responsible for a wide range of programs, including land use policy research and publications, advisory services, community outreach, international programs, and fundraising. Marta has served as Executive Director of the Southern Governors Association and as Special Assistant to the Governor of Florida where she covered community and economic development, housing, and transportation issues in the Florida-Washington Office.
She has taught planning courses at the University of Virginia and was selected as a W.K. Kellogg National Leadership Fellow. Marta earned her master’s degree in City Planning from Harvard University and a BSc in Sociology from Indiana University.